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That’s how Tiger Grad KC was feeling when he posted on Reddit that he had run out of ideas.

But an equally potent gathering took place three years earlier — in downtown Kansas City.

Because it was a peaceful meeting and barely covered by the national press, a two-day conference held at the State Hotel at 12th and Wyandotte in February of 1966 didn’t quite shake the foundations of long-held anti-LGBT beliefs like the “Stonewall Uprising” did.

That date was the beginning of a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations by the gay and lesbian community in New York City after a police raid at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village.

Those much-publicized riots are considered a catalyst in the fight for LGBT rights.

Kansas City's historical marker is one way of correcting that oversight, says Stuart Hinds of the Gay and Lesbian Archives of Mid-America.

“Kansas City was chosen as the site for the NACHO conference because most of the gay organizations at the time were based on the coasts.

However, if you’re single and looking to meet other singles, that number gets smaller once you take out the married people and children.

It can be frustrating when you’ve tried what seems like everything and haven’t seen any results.

The now-infamous Stonewall Riots in 1969 -- when gay people fought back against a police raid on a popular gay bar in Greenwich Village, New York -- is widely viewed as a major turning point in United States gay history, a moment that defined and established the gay and lesbian rights movement as we know it today. Meanwhile, three pioneers of the gay-rights movement provided KCUR with some historical context for LGBT activism in Kansas City.

Three decades of local activism began in the late 1980s, when gay men and women all across the country were responding to the AIDS crisis.

Years before LGBT became a commonly understood acronym, gay and lesbian activists pushed for acceptance of the "homophile” community; by using "-phile," activists hoped to educate people that they were about more than the sex in "homosexual." NACHO’s goal was to expand coordination among homophile organizations in the United States.